Monday, October 30, 2006

Now, if only--

I could find some more time to write. I'm personally rooting for a 36 hour day.

I may have to actually give up and not have a spotless house prior to going to Pittsburgh.

Just don't tell my grandmother that I didn't scrub my house for three weeks before traveling for 3 days.

I'm looking forward to the trip - I don't know anyone in Pittsburgh except my publisher, Mike.

I like being a stranger.

I think this is going to be fun, don't you?

11/02/2006 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Reading by Ada Limon and Richard Jackson
Location: Mellon Center Living Room on the Chatham College Campus

Ada Limon, the 2005 Autumn House contest winner. She will also be available to visit classes Thursday or Friday afternoon if professors want to order her book.

Ada Limon is originally from Sonoma, California. She received her MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from New York University. She has received a fellowship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, a grant for poetry from the New York foundation for the Arts, and the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her first collection Lucky Wreck was chosen by Jean Valentine as the winner of the 2005 Autumn House Poetry Prize.

Richard Jackson is the author of 8 books of poetry, most recently Half Lives: Petrarchan Poems published by Autumn House Press, and two prize-winning books of criticism. A winner of Guggenheim, Fulbright, NEA, Witter-Bynner, and NEH Fellowships, and five Pushcart Awards, he was awarded the Slovene Order of Freedom Medal for his literary and humanitarian work in the Balkans. He teaches at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and the Prague Summer sessions.

11/3/2006 7:30pm
The Gist Street readings are held monthly and feature local and national poets and writers. The series focuses on emerging writers either publishing in national journals and magazines or publishing their first or second books.

Tonight featuring authors Richard Jackson and Ada Limon.

Admission is $3. Some refreshments will be served, although this is a BYOB night.

Saturday, October 07, 2006


Kate Greenstreet interviewed me for and it's up today:

Go here: - -

So that's fun.

My brother and his wife are in town and I'm going to try to squeeze them into some poetry readings, but I think I'm gonnna have to sneak up on them, like, O look this bar has a poetry reading going on...

I love this overcast weather, it makes me feel like I'm at the beach.

I thought Rigoberto Gonzalez was reading this weekend too, but I can't find it posted anywhere. Hm.

This is why I have to write things down.

I feel delicious. I just slept for 12 hours.

If I were you I would go to this reading on Sunday:

Zinc Bar Reading Series
Robin Beth Schaer, Joseph Massey & Franklin Bruno
Sunday, October 8 at 7 pm
90 West Houston (between Laguardia & Thompson)

Robin Beth Schaer's poems have appeared in Rattapallax, Denver
Quarterly, Guernica, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Barrow Street, among
others. Recordings of her work are featured on From the Fishouse: She works at the Academy of American Poets
and lives in New York City.

Joseph Massey lives in Arcata, California. He's written five
chapbooks: Minima St. (Range, 2002), Eureka Slough (Effing Press,
2005), Bramble (Hot Whiskey Press, 2005), Property Line (Fewer &
Further Press, 2006), and Areas of Fog (forthcoming in 2007).

Franklin Bruno is a singer-songwriter originally from Upland,
California. He has been a member of Nothing Painted Blue since its
inception in 1986. He writes music criticism for The Village Voice,
Time Out New York and He received a doctorate in philosophy
from UCLA and currently is a visiting professor at Northwestern
University. In addition to his own recordings, he has also worked with
the Mountain Goats, Jenny Toomey, and Calexico.